Reactions to unjust dismissal and third-party dispute resolution: A justice framework

Stuart A. Youngblood, Linda Klebe Trevino, Monica Favia

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Little previous research has examined why dismissed workers view their discharge as unjust and how they respond to third-party dispute resolution interventions. This exploratory field study relied upon a justice framework to understand complainant motivations for filing unjust dismissal disputes and their reactions to a voluntary conciliation program. Analysis of archival and interview data suggested that procedural justice principles dominated both motivations for filing claims and reactions to third-party intervention. These findings were consistent with previous justice and labor relations research. Implications for future research, management practice, and third-party dispute resolution are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-307
Number of pages25
JournalEmployee Responsibilities and Rights Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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